Thanks to the fabulous work of our brewers and our cooks, The Calapooia Brewpub has enjoyed a great reception throughout the valley. When it comes to beer and burgers, we got it goin’ on. But that’s not all that’s goin’ on. We have been bringing great musical entertainment to the town of Albany for well over 2 years now. It started slowly, but now we have live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as a smokin’ hot blues jam every Sunday afternoon. The music is eclectic and is drawn primarily from valley talent. Sometimes we even get a visit from someone out of state. Most often, the music is free, and sometimes we charge a cover (hey, musicians gotta eat too), but it’s usually only a couple bucks. To see our musical line-up, just click on “Music and Events” on this website. You may also join “Friends of The Calapooia” if you have a FaceBook account, for a weekly heads up of what’s in store for the coming weekend. Or you can pick up a copy of The Alchemist for details of what’s happening here and in Corvallis. Here are some photos of recent shows at The ‘Pooia.

Sky Lynn of Seattle band, Levator. (No flash setting on HPR707)

Sky Lynn of Seattle band, Levator. (No flash setting on HPR707)

Nate Gunn, of Levator, plays keys and sax, usually at the same time.

Nate Gunn, of Levator, plays keys and sax, usually at the same time.

 

Levator the band, with Matt, the two-headed drummer.

Levator the band, with Matt, the two-headed drummer.

076Forrestal’s Fall rock the warehouse. Note the new brewing system under construction.

The Sons of Confusion, also in the warehouse.

The Sons of Confusion, also in the warehouse.

Terry Giell, leader of Sons of Confusion, Bleach and The Bonejars. He even hosts karaoke. The man is a rock star and Calapooia favorite.

Terry Giell, leader of Sons of Confusion, Bleach and The Bonejars. He even hosts karaoke. The man is a rock star and Calapooia favorite.

A good turn out for the warehouse rock double-header of Forrestal's Fall and The Son's of Confusion.

A good turn out for the warehouse rock double-header of Forrestal's Fall and The Son's of Confusion.

It was actually darker than the flash makes it look. Note alternate use of pool table.

It was actually darker than the flash makes it look. Note alternate use of pool table.

Terry gets serious.

Terry gets serious.

Volifonix brings the funk behind a hop proscenium.

Volifonix brings the funk behind a hop proscenium.

Tomo Tsurumi, Samurai Sax.

Tomo Tsurumi, Samurai Sax.

Joe McClain (Volifonix) mid-shred.

Joe McClain (Volifonix) mid-shred.

This is just a sampling of the music scene from the last 3 weekends. If you are curious about the sound of a band, they often have a myspace or other site that allows sampling. For the real thing, come on down to The ‘Pooia!